WELCOME TO KIRKWOOD UCC

 GETTING TO KNOW KIRKWOOD UCC

Kirkwood United Church of Christ is called by God to be an open, diverse and caring community of Jesus’ disciples. In following Christ’s commandment to love one another, we welcome all who wish to share in the fellowship, membership, leadership, worship, ministry, sacraments, rites, responsibilities and blessings of our faith community. As we affirm that every person is a child of God, no one is excluded, regardless of race, ethnic or socio-economic background, marital status, gender, sexual orientation, age, physical or mental ability, nationality, or faith background. We are an Open and Affirming and an Immigrant Welcoming congregation. All are welcome here!

 

ABOUT SUNDAY SERVICES AT KUCC

outlined MAPLocation:  Our address is 1603 Dougherty Ferry Rd, Kirkwood,  63122.  We are at the corner of Dougherty Ferry and Lindemann. Parking is available in the lot behind the church and on Dougherty Ferry Road. Handicap parking is in the parking lot on the west side of the church.

Time: Worship is at 9:30 a.m. on Sundays. Hearing assistive devices are available.

Childcare is provided for babies through 3-year-olds in our nursery.

Children’s classes meet during worship, after the children’s message. Adult classes follow the service, with childcare provided. For more information on programs for children and youth, see our Youth Programs page.

 

WELCOME TO OUR NEW MUSIC DIRECTOR!

We are delighted to announce that Scott Kinworthy has accepted the position of Director of Music Ministry at KUCC!  If you are interested in singing in the choir or sharing musical talent for one of our services, contact Scott.  We are already enjoying the skills he is using to help us develop our voices and lift our praise. To learn more about Scott and his vision for music at Kirkwood UCC, visit our Staff Page.

 

SANCTUARY MINISTRY

As part of the St. Louis Coalition on Sanctuary, Kirkwood UCC is joining in the support of Alex Garcia, who is currently in sanctuary at Christ Church in Maplewood. Alex came from Honduras as a teenager seeking a better life. He has been in living in the U.S. for thirteen years, is married, and is the father of five children. He was known and respected in Poplar Bluff for his work ethic, doing his utmost to support his family without accepting any assistance. After being granted permission twice to stay with his family, Alex recently was issued deportation orders.  His fervent desire is to return to Poplar Bluff and care for his family.  To avoid being forced to leave, he has taken up residence at Christ UCC Church, in Maplewood, where he is occupying his time refurbishing every worn or damaged part of the facility. Several area clergy are actively involved in attempting to obtain a stay of the deportation order so that Alex can go home to his wife and children. To learn how you can help with the needs Alex and his family face, contact Emily Kuttenkuler. To read a feature article about Alex on the national United Church of Christ website, click here.

 

CALLING ALL KIDS TO JOIN LOGOS FUN!

This mid-week ministry for children and youth in grades 1 – 8 gives our youth a place where they can come together and safely explore their faith.

LOGOS happens on Thursday evenings at KUCC from 4:30 to 7pm. Our new semester will begin January 11 and continues through March 8. Each evening consists of four main parts – Worship Skills, Recreation, Family Time (dinner) and Bible Study – plus a lot of fun. Please join us and bring a friend! For more information, contact LOGOS director Deb Humphrey.